Rapid City, South Dakota 

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SOUTH DAKOTA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

7,063

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

2,872,670

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

72,841

+10.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.1%

Median Income

$46,392

Median Home Price

$208,000

Best Places to Live in Rapid City, South Dakota

Small city - Western South Dakota at the edge of the Black Hills. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Rapid City, while February and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Attractive downtown
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Tourist impact
-Isolation

 $245,000 
4920 Ambrose Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2190 SqFt
 $406,197 
1050 Valley Dr
Bed | Bath 0 | SqFt
 $69,500 
2844 Horizon Pointe
Bed | Bath 0 | SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Rapid City Metro Area

Rapid City is a gateway to the Black Hills of southwest South Dakota. Originally a center for the mining and timber industries, the today the city is more reliant on light industry, tourism and the large Ellsworth Air Force Base nearby. That base narrowly escaped closure recently, but the prospect of future closure hangs over the area’s employment picture. The downtown core is a Western classic, with a broad main street featuring a mix of traditional small town commercial establishments and others oriented towards tourists.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Rapid City
Zip Codes: 57701 57702
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 3505 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Rapid City is 3.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rapid City jobs have increased by 2.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Rapid City's cost of living is 7.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Rapid City's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Rapid City, while February and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Pennington county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Rapid City's population is 72,841 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Rapid City is $208,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.6%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Rapid City public schools spend $9,790 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Rapid City. More Education


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Housing Market in Rapid City

It's a good time to buy in Rapid City. Home Appreciation is up 6.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Rapid City Real Estate

The median home price in Rapid City is $208,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Rapid City   25 Reviews
Isolated, yet cosmopolitan in regional impact. - 5/9/2020
I have lived in this small city for 50 years. Is it perfect...NO! However, you can't find a better place to raise a family. The isolation means fewer problems that... Read More

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24/7 industrial cement plant noise and dirty roads - 12/15/2018
If you don’t mind continual humming noises 24/7 from the industrial cement plant and dusty air roads around town it’s the place for... Read More

Not what is Cracked up to be - 5/27/2018
I am stuck here for now. Grant you the scenery is beautiful and not overly populated. Not a city a town. I can from the East Coast. I live in big cities. This is a... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA
57701 57702

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$245,000
4920 Ambrose Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$406,197
1050 Valley Dr
Bed | Bath 0

$69,500
2844 Horizon Pointe
Bed | Bath 0

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Bed | Bath 0

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